Hello Dear friend,
Greetings to you in Jesus name.
We are in the season of celebration. Everywhere, everyone is busy buying gifts, shopping, decorating the church and house with lights, star, and Christmas tree, and woman are busy baking and preparing eatables.
We are in the biggest rush of the year, everyone is celebrating Christmas.
- Well, what is Christmas?
The word Christmas consists of two English words CHRIST + MAS. Christ is a person who is the Lord and the Saviour of the world and mass means service. Christmas is serving and worshiping Jesus. Sadly people have time for everything and everyone but have no time for Jesus.
Today I would like to share how the shepherds celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ in the bible (Luke 2:8-20), let’s know from them and apply it to our personal life.
- What is the message the Angel of the Lord gave to shepherds?
Luke 2:10-11: The angel of the Lord said, “I bring you good news of great joy to all the people, The Saviour – Yes, The Messiah, the Lord is born in Bethlehem”.
I want to remind you that the birth of Jesus is a reason to celebrate because He is the Saviour of the whole world. He didn’t come for Christians or any particular group but He came for whole humanity. John 3:16 says, God so loved the world….
Christmas is the outcome of God’s love for humanity.
Jesus Christ is the SAVIOUR. He is the only way to heaven John 14:6,
Salvation (Moksha) is found in no one else in heaven, for there is no other name given to men by which we must be saved Acts 4:12.
- Why the Angels met and gave this message to shepherds?
Throughout the history when anyone want to offer a sacrifice to God, they would bring that sheep to them, they would check and declare if it’s clean or no.
Shepherds knew that Jesus is the Saviour and He would save the world with His own blood.
As soon as the shepherds met Jesus, they told everyone and confirmed that Jesus is the Saviour- the Messiah and also Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God.
As soon as John the Baptist saw Jesus, the first thing he said about Him was, behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the whole world John 1:29.
It was the precious blood of the Lamb of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God that has saved us. 1 Peter 1:18-19.
Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins. Heb 9:28(a)
- How the Shepherds did celebrated the birth of Jesus?
- As soon as the shepherds heard the message from an angel of God, they got up and went to Bethlehem to see Jesus. Luke 2:15
IF you are celebrating Christmas and don’t leave your flocks (things/people that takes God’s place in your life) behind and search for Jesus until you find Him, your Christmas is incomplete.
These shepherds then found Jesus. Seek Jesus until you find Him.
- Shepherds were the first evangelist in the bible, they were the first people to tell everyone about Jesus being the Saviour of the world. Luke 2:17
At Christmas people give gifts to their loved ones, but the best and the greatest gift you could give anyone is Jesus, when you give someone Jesus you are also giving them life which is abundant and eternal.
- The shepherds went back praising and glorifying God for all they have heard and seen. If you knew the real Christmas you will be praising, thanking and glorifying God.
Praise God because, Jesus came down to rescue you to set you free from all sins, curse, sickness, pain, poverty and death.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I thank you for coming to earth to save me. I believe you are my Saviour, I give you my life, I make you my #1 priority, help me to seek you every day, help me to tell everyone about the love you have for us, and help you to praise and worship you every day. Thank you Lord Jesus for the life you gave me, I love you. Amen.
Wish you a Blessed and Christ Centered Christmas.
God bless you.
With lots of love and prayers,
Jeevan & Leena
If you want to know how the wise men in the Bible celebrated Christmas, please click this link https://wp.me/p4fXYd-aM , have a blessed read.